Candidate Kim Moss answers Renters United’s questions

September 17, 2022 3:36 pm


Kim Moss

Hornby Ward


Likely to make little difference for renters

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Renters United asked every candidate in the Hornby Ward 17 questions about the issues that most concern renters in their ward. Here are Kim Moss’ responses in full.

Rapid fire questions

Are you a renter? No
Do you own any properties? Yes
Do you support the Renters United Healthy Homes Commitment? Yes
Do you commit to funding tenant advocacy? Yes
Do you support councils retaining ownership an expanding supply of council housing? Yes
Will you lobby for IRRS to be extended to councils? Yes
Do you commit to densifying inner city suburbs? Yes
Will you commit to using your platform to abolish the ratepayers roll? Yes

Stable homes

What actions would you take to improve stability and security for private renters?

By working with MPs and Central Government to look at whether current policies are sufficient and adequate for our renters.

How will you ensure all council tenants have security of tenure?

By holding Otautahi Community Housing trust accountable for delivering quality social housing as per its charter. I’ll make this a priority.

What steps will you take to end homelessness in Christchurch?

It is important to work with local agencies and community groups to provide wrap around services to support people with their individual needs.

Meaningful enforcement

If elected, would you take steps to tackle persistent bad landlords who do not meet their obligations to renters in your area? If so, what?

Working with community organisations who have experience in these issues, as well as working with local MP and looking at what systemic change needs to occur.

What do you think Council should do to address power imbalance between landlords and tenants? If nothing, why?

Ensure that CCC sets a proper balance by promoting tenants’ voices at Council.

Fair rent

Would you advocate for additional powers or resources from Central Government to address the housing crisis (such as legislating for Rent Control), if so what and how?

I will work with local MPs to promote housing options that deliver to our community. There are a range of models, and I am open to investigating any that deliver better rental affordability to my community.

What do you think are the main reasons rents in Christchurch are increasing? How would you ensure rents in Christchurch are affordable?

Promoting to ensure Council mixed housing models in its plans. Better density of housing where possible. Quality Public Transport to make different areas more accessible for people.

Safe and healthy homes

What actions (in contrast to or in conjunction with our Healthy Homes Commitment) would you take to improve the quality of private rental housing in your ward and in your city?

Again, working with MPs and advocating to central government about ensuring our renters have quality homes – they deserve to have a home they can be proud of.

Anything else you want to share?

No answer provided

Kim Moss

Hornby Ward


Likely to make little difference for renters

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